Measles, rubella, scarlet fever, chickenpox - many teething troubles first cause rash and feverish flu symptoms. However, apart from the illnesses that come to mind immediately, there are many more with typical skin symptoms. Read here what can be behind a rash in children and what you can do about it.
What kind of diseases with skin rash are there?
In addition to the known infectious diseases caused by bacteria or viruses, in which the rash usually occurs on the whole body, there are also infectious diseases that lead only to localized rash. The most common generalized infectious diseases are measles, rubella, scarlet fever, chickenpox, three-day fever and ringworm, which show a typical distribution pattern of the rash.
Rarely are accompanying rashes in gastrointestinal infections, typhoid fever, infectious mononucleosis, toxoplasmosis, typhus or HIV. In localized infectious diseases grinded lichen (impetigo contagiosa), cold sores (due to herpes simplex) and herpangina are common in children.
Rash due to allergies
In addition to these locally occurring infections are also increasingly allergies in childhood, which can be felt with skin redness either on the whole body or even on some skin areas.
In addition, there are various skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and milk scab, psoriasis, cutaneous porphyria or pemphigus diseases, which, however, can usually be distinguished from the disease history of infectious and allergic diseases.
Even a cancer can be accompanied by a rash, which is very rare in childhood.